Dorothy M. Schafer, age 90 of Lima, died at 9:17 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born July 23, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Theodore Lewis and Genivieve Manzler Dahlke. She married Fred J. Schafer who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Schafer retired from Washington McKinley School as a cafeteria worker and was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends. Dorothy was very loving and giving; always thinking how she could help others.
She is survived by 2 sons – Fred J. Schafer, Jr. of Elida; Karl E. (Lora) Schafer of West Liberty; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers – Donald (Betty) Dahlke of Lima; Theodore (Betty) Dahlke of Lima; 1 sister – Arline Daly of Florida.
She was preceded in death by a daughter – Cynthia May Schafer Stoneburner; a brother – Everett Dahlke and a sister – Donna Craig.
A memorial service will begin 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Reader Richard Riggs will officiate. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of Christ Scientist.
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm